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Explore Miami Beach MiMo on a Bike

A quick note to point out a blog post we found for those looking for a great way to explore Miami Beach’s MiMo architecture on a bicycle. While this post focuses on Lincoln Road Mall, it also describes to best way to get on up into the MiMo district where the ghost of Morris Lapidus still lingers around the Fontainebleau, Eden Roc and Seacoast Towers.

While Lincoln Road Mall has little in the way of MiMo architecture, it’s still a great pit-stop as you make your way up the Beach in search of mid-century modern sights.

The post also points out some parks and rest areas, in addition to several good restaurants and watering holes. It’s a great way to spend the day exploring Miami Beach.

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Beach Patrol HQ in Miami BeachThe City of Miami Beach celebrates the recent completion of its historical 10th Street Auditorium and Beach Patrol headquarters. These historic facilities, originally constructed in 1953 and 1939 respectively, were recently restored to modern-day use while honoring their MiMo architectural style and nautical Art Deco theme. The grand facilities will be unveiled on (more…)

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mia-mod140The two decades that followed World War II were a period of extraordinary growth in Miami and Miami Beach. During that time, architectural modernism provided a framework for the city’s new urban patterns, novel building types, evolving aesthetics and emerging environmental consciousness. Modernism is appropriately a lens through which to examine Miami’s postwar development (more…)

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Art Deco District’s 30th Anniversary

capitman by Tom HollymanWhile Art Deco architecture is distinctly different from the Miami Modern theme of this site, we feel this particular event is well worth mentioning to our readers.

Miami Design Preservation League activists fought against all odds 30 years ago to save Miami Beach’s Art Deco architecture from bulldozers and demolition, and few could have imagined the impact their efforts would have on the city’s future.  Led by founder Barbara Baer Capitman, the League won its landmark battle on May 14, 1979, when the Art Deco District was named to the National Register of Historic Places – the first time a 20th century district was recognized as Historic by the U.S. government.   (more…)

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perryKenzie L. Perry is the first leading artist to exhibit an art collection created exclusively for the 2nd Annual Cinco de MiMo Festival to showcase Miami Modern (MiMo) Architecture on Biscayne Boulevard. As a participating vendor in the festival last year, Perry saw a potential opportunity to celebrate his neighborhood and to help the MiMo Biscayne Association through his artistry. (more…)

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